The synthesis of nanorods with reactive sputtering was demonstrated in this work. The synthesis process is very much like the metal organic chemical vapor deposition, except that generated with reactive sputtering under high oxygen-to-argon flow ratio (SCCM denotes cubic centimeter per minute at STP) and high substrate temperature is used in place of the metal organic precursor. nanorods tend to grow steadily with constant aspect ratio and the field-emission characteristics appear very sensitive to their spatial distribution.
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